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Old 01-31-2007, 05:26 PM   #1
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Question Webcam prob


Hi,

I have a SANGHA webcam. it is supported by spca5xx. So i decided to download the driver since at the moment the webcam is not working.

(i think it is not working since when i run Vedio Editor (Kino) i get a warning which says

raw1394 Kernel module not loaded or failure to read/write /dev/raw1394.

i did the following

# urpmi dkms-spca5xx

output:

One of the following packages is needed:
1- kernel-source-stripped-2.6.17.6mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The source code of the Linux kernel stripped for post build (to install)
2- kernel-source-stripped-2.6.17.8mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The source code of the Linux kernel stripped for post build (to install)
3- kernel-source-stripped-2.6.17.5mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The source code of the Linux kernel stripped for post build (to install)
4- kernel-tmb-source-2.6.17.13-4mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The Linux source code for kernel-tmb-2.6.17.13-4mdv (to install)
5- kernel-tmb-source-stripped-2.6.17.14-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The stripped Linux source code for kernel-tmb-2.6.17.14-3mdv (to install)
6- kernel-source-2.6.17.6mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The source code for the Linux kernel (to install)
7- kernel-multimedia-source-2.6.17.13-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The source code for the Linux kernel-multimedia-2.6.17.13-3mdv (to install)
8- kernel-source-2.6.17.8mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The source code for the Linux kernel (to install)
9- kernel-multimedia-source-stripped-2.6.17.13-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The stripped source code for the Linux kernel-multimedia-2.6.17.13-3mdv (to install)
10- kernel-linus-source-2.6.18.6-2mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The source code for the Linux kernel (to install)
11- kernel-tmb-source-stripped-2.6.17.13-4mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The stripped Linux source code for kernel-tmb-2.6.17.13-4mdv (to install)
12- kernel-source-2.6.17.5mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The source code for the Linux kernel (to install)
13- kernel-linus-source-2.6.18.rc7.1mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The source code for the Linux kernel (to install)
14- kernel-linus-source-stripped-2.6.18.6-2mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The source code of the Linux kernel stripped for post build (to install)
15- kernel-tmb-source-2.6.17.14-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The Linux source code for kernel-tmb-2.6.17.14-3mdv (to install)
16- kernel-linus-source-stripped-2.6.18.rc7.1mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586 : The source code of the Linux kernel stripped for post build (to install)
What is your choice? (1-16)



Any ideas on which choice to make????

PS. I am using Mandriva Free 2007
 
Old 01-31-2007, 05:49 PM   #2
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First check to see if /dev/raw1394 exist? Does it?
If not create it as root with this command ' mknod -m 666 /dev/raw1394 c 171 0 '
Now see if that works.
It may not create itself again on a reboot. If using udev you can add this to your udev directory after you use the mknod first again ' cp -rp /dev/raw1394 /etc/udev/devices/raw1394 '.

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Old 01-31-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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It was not working . so i went ahead and did a installation of dkms-spca5xx for which first i need to put in kernel source..etc..

But now there is the file /dev/raw1394
# ls -l raw1394
crw-rw-rw- 1 uzair video 171, 0 Feb 1 2007 raw1394
gives the above output.

But when i go to Kino, it again says the same thing..

raw1394 module not loaded or can not read/write from /dev/raw1394!


i did endup getting "Ekiga SPCA5XX USB Camera" this icon on the desktop. but when i click it, take asks about registration with ekiga free services etc.

Last edited by mkhan919; 01-31-2007 at 06:11 PM.
 
Old 01-31-2007, 06:13 PM   #4
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OOOHH,

i clicked on that ekiga icon, and it opened a window for dialing etc which also had a button for webcam.. There it is working ok .

What can be the prob for that vedio editor????

And its not working with Skype either??

Last edited by mkhan919; 01-31-2007 at 06:17 PM.
 
Old 01-31-2007, 06:58 PM   #5
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If the module is not loaded then as root run the command ' /sbin/modprobe raw1394 '. See what that does.

Brian
 
Old 02-01-2007, 05:42 AM   #6
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I used the su to become superuser and then ran the command you listed. It does absolutely nothing???...I give the command and i get the command prompt again.. Out errors , no output...
what does that mean?
 
Old 02-01-2007, 05:49 PM   #7
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No other ideas.
I would contact the developers for the spca5xx and see what input they have.

Brian
 
Old 02-01-2007, 06:29 PM   #8
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Well thanx any for your help. i'll post back here incase i figuire this one out.
 
  


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